Why is the answer

If you hire people just because they can do a job, they’ll work for your money. But if you hire people who believe what you believe, they’ll work for you with blood and sweat and tears

Simon Sinek talks at TEDx about success, the why, how the brain translate, the law of diffusion of innovation, those who lead, and selfish inspiration. Got nothing here, just have to agree to all… Are you a leader of innovation?

Making happy business happen and awesomeness

An Intelligent Organization

Stubled across this brillianze from being followed by Kansas City’s @dustinj on Twitter… following the trail to  Shake Gently (great reading) … reading about how tuff it can be to explain what you do in the ever eveloving digtial space at Made by Many (good stuff)… picking up awesomeness as a word that is used way to little… to a new service (to me at least) called Posterous, awesome… to the What Consumes Me blog (don’t miss this) and this brilliant venn diagram and article.

We’ve found things we want to do, and can be paid for, but we’re not the best game in town. Mediocrity is not a sustainable strategy. Being able to recognize your own weakness is a profound strength, and acting to improve what you do is key to any kind of long term growth and stability. Find the best talent and steal them. Learn how your competitors run their businesses, and copy what works.

What a journey! What awesomeness!
Seriously, isn’t it awesome what you can find through social technology, great content, brilliant people and the greater internet – it still just blows my mind.

Make change happen

One just have to admire people with enough energy and drive to blow the hats of most and enough perseverance to make stuff happen. Jamie Olive is defiantly that. A pure passion for food that borders on the obscene, right where it should be. Attach a true cause to that and we now have our first food crusader. This video make one think, what happened to our priorities? Let’s make change happen.

Agency A-List

Illustrator Robin Eleys rendering of the leaders of the A-List agencies

Illustrator Robin Eley's rendering of the leaders of the A-List agencies

The verdict is in… Ad Age’s Agency A-List, the best marketing shops in 2008… and the winner is Crispin, Porter & Bogusky… Runners up are: 2.TBWA/Chiat/Day | 3. Goodby, Silverstein & Partners | 4. R/GA | 5. Tribal DDB | 6. Mindshare | 7. Martin Agency | 8. Vidal Partnership | 9. Rapp | 10. Deutsch and 10 shops that you should be keeping an eye on in 2009. Whatever your thoughts on this is, it is defiantly an interesting read.